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The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar is the nation's first museum to interpret the Civil War from Union, Confederate, and African American perspectives. Our education programs, conferences and symposia, lectures, and public programs help us fulfill our mission to tell the whole story of the conflict that still shapes our nation.

Our signature exhibit, In the Cause of Liberty, explores the war's causes, course, and legacies through the essential perspectives of the war's main participant groups. Artifact displays change regularly so there is always something new to see!

We hope that students and visitors will discover in the Center a new way of looking at our shared national history that explains much of who we are as Americans today.

The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar is located on 8 acres on the historic James River in downtown Richmond. A National Historic Landmark, the Tredegar site contains five surviving buildings illustrating the Iron Works era. The National Park Service operates the Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitor Center located in the restored Pattern Building.


$8 Adults

$6 Seniors (age 65+)

$4 Groups (25 or more)

$2 Children (age 6+)

FREE Children age 6 and under

Open Daily Monday-Sunday 9AM - 5PM


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